So Friday the 17th, after our fun visit to the Biopark at Albuquerque, we drove north up through Taos (which is a really cute little place) and finally arrived in the early evening at our campsite in Carson National Forest. We got a beautiful campsite right on the river, which of course attracted the kids like moths to a flame. So within a few minutes we had several children with wet shoes and cold feet. But it didn't slow them down any.
It gets pretty cold up at 8500 feet at night, so it was only in the mid-thirties as far as temperatures go, but we had plenty of good sleeping bags and blankets, so we were fine. The kids did pretty well, but I think Cami and I were too excited about the run the next morning, so we didn't sleep particularly well, but it wasn't too bad. In the morning we enjoyed pancakes for breakfast and broke camp. Fortunately the race didn't start until 9am, so we had time to get up and help feed and dress kids and before we left.
The town of Red River, is a really cute little ski area and the race started right on Main street. Then it ran up into the village and back down. So you climbed from a starting point of 8750 feet up to 9420 and back down again.